Theraputc Radiologic Tech Job in Madison, Wisconsin – Department of Veterans Affairs

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The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Theraputc Radiologic Tech in Madison, Wisconsin Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Theraputc Radiologic Tech – Madison, Wisconsin
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 347787
Start Date: 10/21/2020
End Date: 11/10/2020

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 15 days of the closing date of this announcement. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. – Certification (1) All applicants must be certified in therapeutic radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (T). – Experience or Education. Completion of a program in therapeutic radiologic technology, evidenced by a certificate or an associate’s degree, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT); certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiology, and the subsequent completion of a 12-month JRCERT approved program in therapeutic radiologic technology. JRCERT is the accrediting agency for the radiation therapy programs recognized by the US Department of Education. (1) Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75. Essentially, they must have successfully completed an educational program that meets or exceeds the standards described in that regulation, and is accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education, and be certified (registered) as radiation therapists in their field. (2) Non-certified applicants who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for ARRT (T) certification may be given a temporary appointment as a graduate TRT under the authority of 38 U.S.C. § 7405 (a) (1) (D). Failure to obtain certification during that period is justification for termination of the temporary appointment. This may result in termination of employment.
May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations: (1)Creditable Experience
(a) Knowledge of Current Therapeutic Radiologic Technology Practice. To be creditable, experience must have demonstrated possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics associated with current therapeutic radiologic technology practice including Picture Archiving Communication Systems (PACS), digital imaging, and Computed Radiography (CR) readers. (b) Quality of Experience. Experience is only creditable if it was earned after completion of the basic requirements identified in paragraph 2.b. above. Experience as a graduate TRT is creditable provided the candidate functioned as a TRT and subsequently passed the certification examination. (c) Part-Time Experience. Part-time experience as a TRT is creditable according to its relationship to full-time workweek. For example, a TRT would receive 1 week of full-time credit for each 2 weeks of half-time work. (2) Specialized Assignment Definitions. Specialized areas of therapeutic radiologic technology include general therapeutic radiologic technology, simulation, mold room, treatment planning, and medical dosimetry. (a) General Therapeutic Radiologic Technology. Therapeutic radiologic technologists administer ionizing radiation to specifically determined sites, following prescriptions of the radiation oncologist to deliver high dose levels of ionizing radiation to predetermined areas of malignant tumors as well as certain benign disorders. The objective of the radiation treatments and procedures is to accurately deliver a therapeutic dose level of ionizing radiation to a precise site. The therapists utilize combinations of wedges, blocks, treatment devices, multileaf collimators, record and verify systems, portal vision, and other specialized methodologies to accomplish treatment goals in accordance with State and Federal regulations. Preferred Experience: 3 years or greater experience in Radiation Therapy; Experience starting new clinic in radiation therapy; Experience using various different Radiation Oncology Software applications (TrueBeam, Aria, etc.) References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/15 PART II APPENDIX G26 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-10. Physical Requirements: The work requires long periods of standing and walking. There is some bending and carrying of moderately heavy articles such as film cassettes, treatment devices, and molds with heavier lifting of wedges and specially designed shielding blocks. Patients often are assisted to achieve proper positioning, which may require reaching, lifting, or working in strained positions. The deterioration of the patient due to disease progression often requires lifting of the patient from stretchers or wheelchairs to treatment and examination tables utilizing special techniques designed to minimize the discomfort of the patient.

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